By the time you read this Kevin will be through Georgia and well into South Carolina. Kev checked in on Friday, stoked to have finished the Peach State in just five days. It took him eight on his last trip. He's paddling farther, through rougher conditions, trying to best his previous times and discover new territory. In Alligator Ally, he had a close encounter when his boat came within 6 feet of a 10-foot monster gator. "I was wrongly close," Kevin said as he and the beast were eye to eye with only a carbon fiber paddle between them. On the fishing front, Kev hooked another tarpon but lost the fish when his rusty hooks broke. All of his equipment is still holding out, but his handgun has locked up. "I've still got my machete," Kevin said, "I'll just have to charge people!" On another extreme, he's discovered barnacles growing on his kayak. With just 600 miles to go, Kevin's on track to make it home by mid September. One stroke at a time.